Member Engagement

5 Ways to Advocate with CCOF

  1. Contribute to CCOF’s Action Fund – The CCOF Action Fund is dedicated to advancing organic agriculture through support of elected leaders who want to help us grow organic. This fund is governed by a board of directors comprised of organic producers like you. Make a donation today.
  2. Sign up for the CCOF Newsletter and Action AlertsCCOF’s weekly newsletter is a great resource for information. Members receive the latest certification and policy news, information about events, and plenty of opportunities to engage in advocacy. The most common way that CCOF’s members are engaged in advocacy is through submitting public comments. Commenting is a critical tool for members of the organic community to make a difference and has shown to be highly influential. CCOF shares action alerts with members directly, letting them know that their actions are needed.
  3. Attend CCOF Annual Conferences and Policy Days – Farmers, ranchers, handlers, and producers are incredibly busy people. It can take a lot of effort to attend a meeting, hearing, or conference, but being able to be present and speak on behalf of organic is crucial. CCOF shares information about our events through our blog and newsletter. We host an annual conference to bring together statewide office holders, stakeholders, and others to discuss the importance of organic in policy and other topics, and invite you to join us.
  4. Organize with your CCOF Chapter – As a CCOF member, you can help shape the future of organic by helping your chapter organize local events to promote and educate consumers, advocate for organic research and programs, and reach out to educational institutions. Chapters help CCOF members maintain successful organic businesses by providing speakers at chapter meetings, networking opportunities with potential buyers, and connections to farming organizations and resources. Chapters are made up of both certified members and other members, who are essential the basic functions of CCOF. Most chapters meet a few times per year and engage in topics important to the region/sector.
  5. Keep in Touch with Us – We are always available to answer questions and to learn about issues impacting your operations. Do not hesitate to contact us at